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What Is Premature Ejaculation?

Written by
Dr. Poosha Darbha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Apr 11, 2018 and last reviewed on Nov 09, 2019   -  1 min read


A huge percentage of young men ejaculate within a few seconds or with minimal strokes during sexual intercourse. It is very stressful for both partners when this happens, and it can even lead to marital disharmony and discord. This is the most common male sexual problem. Fortunately, it can be overcome and even treated.

What Is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation (rapid climax within seconds) is common. It is natural in people with an overly sensitive penis, but it is distressing and disappointing for the couple. To overcome the problem naturally, one needs to understand how exactly it happens and learn how to stop it. It is somewhat like learning control on urination or on passing stools. This we all have learned in our childhood. Similarly, one can learn control over ejaculation with a few weeks of practice.

To gain ejaculatory control, follow the instructions mentioned:

Please read it few times and practice.

Immediate Relief

For immediate relief, I suggest applying a thin layer of Gesicain 5 % ointment (Lidocaine) or Xylocaine to the head of the penis 10 to 20 minutes before intercourse. Wipe it off (not wash) with a cloth before inserting the penis. This has no side effects. It will reduce the over-sensitivity of the tip of the penis for a few minutes and thus help the male stay longer in vaginal intercourse.

It should be repeated each time you participate in sex, till control is gained through the above natural method.


Alternatively, I suggest taking Dapoxetine tablet such as Duralast 30 mg or tablet Sustinex 30 mg about one to three hours before intercourse. Some people may get mild (tolerable) side effects from this medicine. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Ayurvedic Preparations

A number of ayurvedic preparations claim to increase the intravaginal latency (ability to stay longer in vaginal intercourse). Vitex and X-tone are two such herbal preparations.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What exactly is premature ejaculation?

The release of semen during orgasm is called ejaculation. The average time for ejaculation for men is 6 minutes. When a man ejaculates sooner than his partner would like (1 to 2 minutes), it is called premature ejaculation.


What is the leading cause of premature ejaculation?

Even though the exact cause is not known, PE is believed to occur due to a combination of psychological and physical factors. The common causes include:
- Psychological factors - Depression, sexual abuse, anxiety, and worrying about ejaculating early.
- Physical - Erectile dysfunction, abnormal hormone levels, and problems of the sex organs.


How long should a man normally last before ejaculation?

Most men ejaculate between 4 and 11 minutes.


Can premature ejaculation be cured?

If you have had this problem lifelong, then this condition is tricky to treat. But with the right psychological therapy, physical training, and medicines, most cases of premature ejaculation can be reversed.


Can garlic help treat premature ejaculation?

Garlic contains allicin, which stimulates blood flow to the sexual organs in both men and women. As it is also rich in zinc and magnesium, it helps increase the time it takes for you to reach an orgasm.


How to stop premature ejaculation immediately?

You can try these two methods to stop yourself from ejaculating:
- Start-stop method - Here, your partner stimulates your penis until you are close to an orgasm, and stops until the feeling passes.
- Pause-squeeze method - In this method, your penis is stimulated until you are close to an orgasm, and then your partner should firmly squeeze your penis. This will weaken your erection and you can start over.


How to cure premature ejaculation naturally?

Some natural and home remedies for premature ejaculation are:
- Ayurvedic medicines.
- Chinese herbal medicines.
- Topical anesthetic creams.
- Anesthetic spray.
- Zinc supplements.
- Start-stop technique.
- Pause-squeeze technique.
- Desensitizing condoms.
- Pelvic floor exercises.


Can exercise help treat premature ejaculation?

You can treat this condition by doing pelvic floor exercises. This helps strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which lets you control ejaculation better.


How to get rid of premature ejaculation?

The treatment options for premature ejaculation are:
- Start-stop technique.
- Pause-squeeze technique.
- Pelvic floor exercises.
- Using topical anesthetic spray or gel or condoms.
- Medications (Tadalafil, Sildenafil).
- Psychotherapy.
- Sex therapy.

Last reviewed at:
09 Nov 2019  -  1 min read




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